In the pages of her new book, “Diabetes and Me: Living a Healthy and Empowered Life in the Face of Diabetes,” Wendy L. Novak, a Louisville philanthropist, reveals her remarkable journey of resilience and inspiration as someone living with Type 1 diabetes. Her book, released on November 14, 2023, aims to demonstrate that despite the challenges, individuals with this diagnosis can pursue and achieve their aspirations. Profits from the book sales contribute to the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.

Novak, the driving force behind the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute under Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s, advocates for groundbreaking clinical services, education, and research supporting young individuals to thrive with diabetes. At 71, her mission is to empower diabetes patients to live life to the fullest. Through candid storytelling, she imparts practical insights on managing diabetes while debunking misconceptions around its limitations.